Last updated: September, 2019

Last Updated: September 2019

 

 

Education

 

2018                     Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park

                               Dissertation Title: Novels and Their Instances: A Metaphysical Exploration

                               Committee: Jerrold Levinson, Peter Carruthers, Robert Howell,       

                               Brian Richardson, Allen Stairs

 

2010                      Specialist (M.A.) in Philosophy, Moscow State University

 

2007                      Specialist (M.A.) in Journalism, Moscow State University

 

Employment

2018--present       Lecturer, National Research University Higher School of Economics

2014--2018            Instructor, University of Maryland, College Park

2011--2017             Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park

 

Areas of Specialization

 

Metaphysics, Aesthetics

 

Areas of Competence

 

Logic, Applied Ethics

 

Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

4. "What Is an Instance of an Artwork?," Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, (forthcoming; c. 11,000 words)

 

3. "What Instances of Novels Are," Philosophia 45 (2017): 163--183 (c. 12,000 words)

2. "Musical Perdurantism and the Problem of Intermittent Existence," Grazer Philosophische Studien 94 (2017): 83--100 (c. 7,500 words)

1. "Unfit to Print: Contra Mag Uidhir on the Ontology of Photographic Artworks," Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics 1 (2016): 3--13 (c. 5,000 words)

 

Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

15. "What Is a Novel?," British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, St Anne’s College, Oxford, Great Britain, 2017

 

14. "What Is a Novel?," Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Main Program), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2017

13. "What Is a Novel?," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2016

12. "What Is a Novel?," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2016

11. "What Instances of Novels Are," British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Great Britain, 2015

10. "The Novel as a Performing Art," Eastern Division Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2015

9. "The Novel as a Performing Art," Pacific Division Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Pacific Grove, California, USA, 2015

8. "What Instances of Novels Are," Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Main Program), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2015

7. "Toward an Ontology of Photographic Artworks," Meeting of the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2015

6. "Instances of Literary Works," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada, 2014

5. "Unfit to Print: Contra Mag Uidhir on the Ontology of Photographs," Meeting of the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2013

4. "Against Musical Perdurantism,'' Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, San Diego, California, USA, 2013

3. "Fictional Realism and the Argument from Indeterminate Identity," Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2013

2. "Three Problems for Musical Perdurantism," Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2013

1. "Justifying Preventive War," North American Society for Social Philosophy Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2011

Other Presentations

6. "Commentary on John Dyck's 'Are Art Kinds Medium-Sized?,'" Eastern Division Meeting
of the American Society for Aesthetics
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2017

5. "The Novel as a Performing Art," Philosophy Graduate Student Symposium, University of
Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, 2016

4. "What Instances of Novels Are," Philosophy Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2014


3. "Commentary on David Conter's 'Fictional Names and Fictional Characters,'" American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2014


2. "Against Musical Perdurantism,'' Philosophy Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2013


1. "Commentary on Dan Burkett's 'One Song, Many Works: A Pluralist Ontology of Rock,'" American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2012

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught

At the Higher School of Economics

  • Philosophy, 2018-2020

At the University of Maryland

  • The Nature of Fiction, Fall 2018

  • Philosophy of the Arts, Spring 2018

  • Philosophy of Fiction, Fall 2017

  • Contemporary Moral Issues, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Winter 2017, Fall 2016 

  • Introduction to Philosophy, Summer 2016 

  • Introduction to Logic, Winter 2014, Winter 2015

Awards

  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award. University of Maryland, College Park, 2015 

  • Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Travel Award. University of Maryland, College Park, 2015

  • International Conference Student Support Award. University of Maryland, College Park, 2014

  • Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching in the I-Series Courses. University of Maryland, College Park, 2013

  • Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Travel Award. University of Maryland, College Park, 2013

  • Brian Hull Award for Best First-Year Graduate Student. University of Maryland, College Park, 2012

  • Graduation with Highest Honors ("Red Diploma"). Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2010